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Reading, new blog: Can Self Build Deliver Significant Housing Numbers?

We all know that the UK has a significant housing problem. Last year 113,340 homes were built in Britain, less than at any time since 1923, despite 230,000 new households being formed each year. Banks continue to hold back funding for all but a select few and house builders are building only on the very best sites and are certainly not taking on any risky schemes. However, there is a lot of talk of a potential boom in people building their own homes in the UK. Reportedly over 50% of the population would like to build their own home and a recent Ipsos Mori poll showed that over 6 million people in Britain are currently researching how to build a home for themselves. Buildstore, a UK supplier to Self Build, have access through their panel of lenders to circa £500m with finance options available up to 85% of end value. So fundamentally we have a huge market that potentially h...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/can-self-build-deliver-signi...

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